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Cheap Eats 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
Crunched into the PSU food row, this oddly named cart offers a massive selection of Thai dishes, with most costing a very reasonable $5. The dark brown cart may seem a bit muted, but it is hard to miss the 20-plus item menu, with pictures and descriptions of each dish. The number of dishes borders o   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 Ryan Fleming

Cheap Eats 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
Syrian-born chef Saied Samaiel’s two brightly colored food carts hold down spots at the city’s two busiest cart “pods,” but easily manage to stand out in the crowd. The menu selection ranges in price from $2 for a small salad to $7 for a full super gyro (which may be the best   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 Ryan Fleming

Drink 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
Situated a few blocks down from gay clubs Darcelle XV and CC Slaughters and within sight of notorious meat markets Dixie Tavern and Pala, Hobo’s entertains an array of Portlanders, many of them looking to get laid. Although primarily a restaurant (and a good one at that), the bar at Hobo&rsquo   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Ryan Fleming

Drink 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
One of the most awesomely schizophrenic bars in Portland, the Tonic Lounge comprises two distinct drinking spaces, divided by a hallway. On one side you have an almost English pub setting, with a fireplace, TVs and a laid-back feel; on the other is a stage that plays host to genres from hip-hop to m   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Ryan Fleming

Drink 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
Coming off a recent remodel, this Alberta Street bar is all about the fair-weather days: half of its space is dedicated to patio seating. Compared with some of the more outlandish bars on Alberta, the Alleyway is spartan. The interior is designed to fit the maximum number of people, get them drunk a   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Ryan Fleming

Drink 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
When you’re driving down Fremont Street in the Beaumont Village area, it is hard not to be distracted by the McPeets sign—after all, it’s big and shiny, and nearly 20 damn feet tall. That sign might lead you to believe that when you open the doors to McPeets you’ll see a gran   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Ryan Fleming

Drink 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
With its covered patio packed with smokers and worn booths full of boozing regulars, the tropical diner-ish Florida Room is North Killingsworth’s dive-away-from-home. The well drinks are stiff and the friendly staff’s Sunday “Church of the Bloody Mary” brunch (11 am-4 pm), co   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Ryan Fleming

Drink 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
When people from outside the area—say, writers for The New York Times—think of Portland, they imagine we all look like the eclectic mix of customers at the Sandy Hut. Even post-smoking ban, if you look at the Sandy Hut in the right light, you can still feel the nicotine fog filling every   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Ryan Fleming
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